The first is that Orientalism
, although purporting to be an objective, disinterested, and rather esoteric field, in fact functioned to serve political ends.
Though Fields' study is not concerned with Orientalism
per se, he credits William Jones's sympathetic treatment of Indian religion with the vision of the "oriental renaissance" that appears in Emerson and Thoreau.
Said conceived the focal theme of Orientalism
(Kennedy, 2000; Said, 2000).
In Montreal, the exhibition reveals six iconic aspects of Orientalism
, offering a dual reading of its fictional subjects, juxtaposing staged pictorial settings with documented realities.
This diagonal and ultimately corrective reading delinks Enlightenment Orientalism
from a story of gradual degeneration--from genuine cosmopolitanism to the imperialist imaginative geographies of nineteenth-century imperialism-and then repairs the broken passages and genealogical affiliations with the various classical, philological, and theological projects of the Renaissance and the seventeenth century.
The least satisfying of Ruskola's core arguments is regarding "legal orientalism
," a term he introduces: "a tale we tell about who does and does not have law;" and in an addendum, what counts "as law, in the end, [is] law's interpretation of itself" for "in the tautological world of legal Orientalism
, law is a narrative that defines itself as legal" (my emphasis p.
Most certainly, the title does not mean that literature before Orientalism
was different from literature after Orientalism
He said when speaking of orientalism
, one must examine the evolution of art forms in painting, from the style of expression to the method of execution.
Held at Cambridge University, the conference brought together distinguished scholars, art historians and museum professionals to discuss "Orientality: Cultural Orientalism
More than 30 years after its publication, Orientalism
continues to dominate academic discourse and Western media bias when covering the East.
First: what is Orientalism
as construed by the postmodern academy?
How much does Orientalism
contribute to an understanding of the Orient by the Occident?